Wednesday, September 10, 2008
The Fruits of Rumination
So far, so good. The Green Bead Experi-
ment is working out so far - in that it will block flat. Yeah!! I was a bit worried that it would want to cup.
I haven't technically blocked it yet but was so anxious to see if it would stay flat, I gave it quick iron with the steam iron. [Sadly : ( the iron and I spend a lot of time together.]
When I do block it, I'll need to come up with some way to stiffen it as I intend this to be a wreath.
I adapted a pattern from the May/June 2008 issue of "Piecework" magazine.
I'll just stop here and say again how MUCH I love "Piecework". Absolutely my most favorite periodical ever. Ever.
The pattern, by Deborah Robinson, was for "Nightfall", a lace fan. See this and more of Deborah's amazing work here.
I had been ruminating on some way to knit a circle with a hole in the middle to make a 2D wreath. I had only very vague thoughts until this issue arrived and I saw the fan. What if I changed to knit in the round and added more repeats? Luckily rumination did not result in ruination. So maybe I won't need Plan B after all.
Posted by stringplay at 3:07 PM